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Packing Gatts, Clocking SAT’s

Nerdcore reached its nadir, to use a geeky term, a few years ago, with the debut c.d. from novelty act MC Hawking. The make-believe...

SXFW

Every year around this time, I launch into a spleen-o-gram about SXSW and how the annual Austin music festival is supposed to be about...

Hall of Fame Class 2019

We’ve nominated the bands, published the ballot, released an all-local compilation, threw a ginormous music festival spanning eight venues with 40 combined bands, and...

Must Be Something in the Wine

I say "Grapevine," you say ... what exactly? Main Street, maybe? The only regularly bustling family-friendly retail strip in North Texas devoid of chain...

St. Marie, Calhoun, Earthquake Country

A new Fort Worth-based record label specializing in shoegaze (but not exclusively) is about to debut. In May, St. Marie Records...

Cool New Local Tunes

Maren Morris’ “Better Than We Found It” Not gonna lie, this made me tear up a little. As part of the video for her new...
Patrick Barnett is not connected.

P.A.T.: Urban Noir

For reasons that are either all too obvious or completely indiscernible, hip-hop is geared less toward performance and more toward recording. I mean, a...

Keeping the Wires Connected

Music scenes can be inherently incestuous. Sometimes a city’s entire musical landscape is composed of just a handful of musicians swapping around, in and...
The crazy kids of Lindby are putting together a local all-star Christmas album.

A Lindby Christmas

There are a lot of reasons to love the crazy-ass kids in Lindby. Talent? Sure. The youngsters have got loads of that. But to...

Kevin Aldridge: Another Chapter

For around 20 years, Americana singer-songwriter Kevin Aldridge has earned steady accolades in the Fort Worth music scene  –– first with alt-country/roots rock groups...